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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Nothing: They are likely normal.

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Nishihara
27 years experience Pediatrics
Most likely normal.: Stimulation of the nipple and surrounding area can increase the firmness of the nipple. Skin irritations can also cause the area to become firm. Les ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
22 years experience Pediatrics
No: But a pregnancy test will probably address your concern.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Breast exam: by a trained GYN or breast expert. Some young women have hyper-responsive nipples, often due to hormones; however, if present since childhood, I sugge ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
It depends: It depends upon whether there is cracking or other signs of medical distress at the nipples such as scaling or bleeding. There are some diseases suc ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Siegfried Schmidt
33 years experience Family Medicine
Various causes!: Nipple itching can have serious underlying causes. Therefore one should be evaluated by a physician. The history and physical should lead one to a cau ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Lindor
31 years experience Pediatrics
Get help: There are several ways you can fix this, but the one thing not to do is to just wait and hope it will get better. A lactation consultant or nurse or d ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Various causes: There are hundreds of reasons to explain a vague symptoms like swollen nipples. If you think you are pregnant check a home pregnancy test. Weight gain ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Cold or aroused: Nipples become erect when the temperature is cold or the person is aroused. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Sexual stimulation: Sexual stimulation, even thoughts of sex, can make the nipples hard.
A female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
22 years experience Gynecology
Depends: Nipples are subject to skin conditions as anywhere on the body. Try moisurizing with something gentle. Consider coconut oil. If no improvement or c ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
7 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Doctor can evaluate: A hard, painful nipple could mean several different things, including an infection or an underlying mass. You should consider seeing a doctor for a fu ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
32 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Menstrual cycle: Menstrual cycle and pregnancy are common causes of breast pain.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roji Andrews
28 years experience Pediatrics
Puberty: Some boys have swollen hard nipples when they go through puberty. As long as the nipples are not tender, and there is no discharge, it is usually not ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It means that each : Of us is unique. Size tends to increase during pregnancy and breast feeding.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Normal: Typically nipples are hard because one is cold or excited.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
NIPPLE ITCH: How long? It sounds like a contact dermatitis. It could be a new soap or detergent. It could be a new shirt or blouse or sweater. Be a detective.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Breast Pain: Constant, dull aching pain in the outer extremities of the breast is a normal problem and often results from changes in the breast tissue, often refer ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Uncertain: Breast soreness can occur due to stretching from increased fluid retention. Breast pain can occur in conjunction w premenstrual syndrome, ovulation, ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Pain of Nipples: Some women experience pain of nipples when stressed or cold due to vasospasm (raynaud’s of the nipple). Allergies to deodorants, lotions ; soap can ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grieco
36 years experience Family Medicine
Around nipple: The pigmented area around the nipple is called the areola. It is responsive to sex hormones which is why they get much bigger and darker during pregna ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Sore Nipples: Sore nipples are a common complaint among women. Although your period ended 12 days ago, you may be experiencing hormonal fluctuations. Fluctuating le ... Read More

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